- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey woman has admitted taking her mother’s Social Security benefits for 10 years after the woman died.

Jean Marshall entered a guilty plea in federal court in Camden on Thursday to one count of theft of government funds.

The 69-year-old Burlington resident admitted she didn’t tell Social Security officials when her mother died in 2003. Marshall then continued to collect the benefits that were electronically transferred to an account to which she had joint access.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Marshall stole about $151,000 in benefits.

She faces a maximum prison term of 10 years when she is sentenced in September.

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